Showing posts from April, 2017

Culture Counts - Homai's Journey

Relationships-Based Learning - Classroom Practices!

Below are video clips that help me as an instructional leader to keep abreast with research and evidence that supports teachers and leaders to improve practice and leadership capabilities.

Collaborative Impact - A Global View
Professor John Hattie - Visible Learning

Professor Russell Bishop - A Cultural Responsive Context

What we learnt from our voice - Homai School

Homai school completed the entree programme for CC+RbL and the voices of our students experiences had given us new insights into how we can improve the teaching and learning experience for our students.We learnt that the well established teacher-student relationships were related to students’ perception of school as being a safe, caring environment and family-like environment.  We also learnt that parents and whānau indicated that they were appreciative of the efforts that teachers and school made in relation to their …
2017 End of Term One - what a Blast!! April 11, 2017
Interview with Year 6 Leaders:

Question: Whaea Rosina, what have you loved most about this term?
Answer: Seeing students fully engaged in learning through Artsy Thursdays

High attendance at schoolNo late arrivalsStudents power sharing and being the teacherNo behaviour problemsAll learners engaged in motivational and innovative learning outside of the normal day to day routines
Question: What was the most asked question of you from students this term?
Answer: Are you Matea's mum??  Are you the Principal??

Question: What Homai GIVES did you most show / action this term?
Answer: Guardianship - protecting student learning by ensuring there were no barriers to learning

Leadership systems clear, open and transparentTeacher accountability in and out of the classroomStudents able to access good teaching and learning programsParents feeling valued as partners in their child's learner
Question: How do you feel your new senior leadership team w…